How To Get An Inspiration For Fiction Writing From Elite Actors

Ila Awate
Ila Awate
Feb 27, 2017 · 5 min read
Struggles of an Actor
Struggles of an Actor
The struggles of an actor, is a far greater story. Source: Daily Actor

True Alchemists do not change lead into Gold, they change the world into words.William H. Gass.

These words by William H. Gass truly define what a writer is- an alchemist; changing the routine, mundane world, into something extraordinary. This might seem like a piece of cake to many of you, but, trust me it’s NOT. To play with words, you have to first learn to romance your soul, dance to the rhythm of your thoughts, embellish them. And then finally, frame them into words that touch hearts, move souls and change lives! Does that sound “easy” to you now? I bet it doesn’t!

Scary, not so scary!

A writer has to be willing to be courageous enough and write in a way that scares him a little. A way which is beyond his comfort zone, a way that pushes his limit to a whole new level and discovers possibilities that he’d never thought existed in the first place.

Introspect and bring out the creator in you. Source: Huffington Post

The Mystery Decoding

Whereas a big majority of careers are built on concrete and solid substantiation and an apparent goal for every day, writers typically operate from a sort of murky, indistinct subliminal desire. Their goals are determined by a mysterious and more often inexplicable voice that sometimes chooses to speak to them and sometimes absolutely doesn’t.

Baron Cohen; An artist full of spirit!

Baron Cohen is one such inspiration to all aspiring writers out there! Baron in the late 1990s was known for his enormous talent of seeping into the character as he portrayed a wide range of characters by using different guises and accents. Having taken clown training in Paris at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier, from master clown Philippe Gaulier, Baron was known to his master as a clown “full of spirit”. Wow! And, how did he made his first film appearance in ‘The jolly Boys’ last stand’ in which his performance was worth an applause! That’s something worth learning from, Folks!

Let’s put a smile on that face people; It’s Heath Ledger!

“Why so serious?” We all know who comes to our mind when we say these three words. It’s none other than Heath Ledger. When Christopher Nolan offers a movie to an artist, the importance of the role enhances on its own! Thus, for Batman begins, Ledger had been offered the role of batman which he rejected stating that the role wasn’t of his kind. Impressed by Ledger’s performance in Brokeback Mountains, Nolan offered him the role of Joker in the Dark Knight to which he agreed saying he was determined and fully resolute to do it. That’s not all!

The Joker
The Joker
The Joker- the most loved villain of all time. Source: The Red Bulletin

The king of all hearts; Sylvester Stallone!

We all know Sylvester Stallone for his sensational performances in Rambo! We couldn’t help but become a fan of his! But if you think his journey to stardom was a cake-walk, we’ll have to restructure some factoids for you. Stallone started school in Philadelphia where he had to struggle a lot before he was rendered upon with mainstream success. He got rejected by almost every casting agency when he moved to New York. He spent his time at the library reading books from writers like Edgar Allan Poe and Tolstoy. This gave him an extra edge in his endeavours of writing and so he went on to continue it with passion.

All I Want is (Not English Marie..)

All he wanted to do was acting. One day, he wrote a script for Rocky and that was for 24 hours straight! This was all after getting inspired by a fight he saw between Wepner and Ali on television. He had many film-makers interested in buying the script, but he insisted on playing ‘Rocky’- his first character as a wrestler. Despite all the rejections on acting in the movie, Stallone stuck with his determination to act even when he had absolutely no money. Finally, he received an offer of $25000 to which he agreed, which was much less than the price he was offered for the script alone.


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Ila is a writer by passion & profession! She is also a professional life coach, a learning coach & a spiritual coach!

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